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Forbes Ranks Jay-Z & Beyonce As Music's Most Powerful Couple
posted Saturday August 20, 2011 at 06:07AM PDT | 29 comments
Hov and Bey rank as No. 2 overall on the highest-paid celebrity couples list with $72 million in earnings over the past year.
After Jay-Z topped its Hip Hop Cash Kings list this year, Forbes has crowned Hov and Beyonce as music’s highest-paid couple and second overall highest-paid celebrity couple.
According to Forbes.com, the two pulled in around $72 million over the past year. Beyonce earned $35 million from business deals such as her clothing line with Dereon and brand endorsements for L’Oreal, General Mills and more. Jay-Z roped in $37 million thanks to earnings from his 10-year $150 million deal with Live Nation and investments in the New Jersey Nets, 40/40 Club franchise and ad agency Translation.
At the top of the list were supermodel Gisele Bundchen and NFL player Tom Brady with $76 million. Behind Jay and Beyonce were Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (No. 3, $50 million), David and Victoria Beckham (No. 4, $45 million) and Twilight’s Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart (No. 5, $40 million).